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Community Leaders Honored at Recognition Banquet

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Photos by Steve GOLDSWORTHY  Deputy Jeffrey Martin, left, with his wife Sharon and presenter Lt. Steve Gross, was honored for his work.

Photos by Steve GOLDSWORTHY
Deputy Jeffrey Martin, left, with his wife Sharon and presenter Lt. Steve Gross, was honored for his work.

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated local civic leaders, businesses and organizations that enhance the Crescenta Valley community at its annual recognition banquet on Thursday evening.

The event was held at the La Cañada Country Club and emceed by chamber president Leonard Ghazarian, whose business – Caspian Services, Inc. – was honored as business of the year.

Woman of the Year Mercy Velasquez (left center) with CVCOC Honorary Mayor Holly Heurkins, presenter Robin Goldsworthy and CVCOC president Leonard Ghazarian.

Woman of the Year Mercy Velasquez (left center) with CVCOC Honorary Mayor Holly Heurkins, presenter Robin Goldsworthy and CVCOC president Leonard Ghazarian.

“The room is filled with many great people that make the Crescenta Valley the place we all call home,” Ghazarian said in his message to guests.

This year’s honorees are: Woman of the Year – Mercy Velazquez; Organization of the Year – Foothills Relay for Life; Business of the Year – Caspian Services, Inc.; Educator of the Year – Grant Clark of Crescenta Valley High School; Man of the Year – Aldo Mascheroni; Volunteer of the Year – Robert Barney; Beautification Award – Tickle Tree Café; Student of the Year – Guy Burstein of Clark Magnet High School.

Also recognized were safety personnel: California Highway Patrol – Officer Kevin Denmon; Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Deputy Jeffrey Martin; Glendale Police Department Officer – Jeff Rivas and Los Angeles County Fire Department – Captain Don Kunitomi.

The chamber’s next event is the Taste of the Foothills on Nov. 14 in the Ralphs Marketplace, 2629 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. The fundraiser is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 26 restaurants will be on-site to offer samples of their fare. The CVHS jazz band will provide entertainment. Tickets are $15, children 5 to 12 years are $10, and available at the chamber office.
For more information, contact the chamber office at (818) 248-4957.

Student of the Year Guy Burstein of Clark Magnet High School with (from left) Leonard Ghazarian, presenter David Black and Holly Heurkins.

Student of the Year Guy Burstein of Clark Magnet High School with (from left) Leonard Ghazarian, presenter David Black and Holly Heurkins.

Calif. Highway Patrol Capt. Steve Strull (left) introduced this year’s CHP recipient Officer Kevin Denmon (shown above with assembly candidate Greg Krikorian).

Calif. Highway Patrol Capt. Steve Strull (left) introduced this year’s CHP recipient Officer Kevin Denmon (shown above with assembly candidate Greg Krikorian).

Among the guests were (from top left) Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Glendale City Councilmember Laura Friedman, businessman Rick Dinger and board of education member Mary Boger.

Among the guests were (from top left) Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Glendale City Councilmember Laura Friedman, businessman Rick Dinger and board of education member Mary Boger.

Recognized as Organization of the Year was Relay for Life. Accepting the award with Leonard Ghazarian and Holly Heurkins are Paula Warner (left) and Lori Carrico.

Recognized as Organization of the Year was Relay for Life. Accepting the award with Leonard Ghazarian and Holly Heurkins are Paula Warner (left) and Lori Carrico.

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